Desert Research and Extension Center
Desert Research and Extension Center
Desert Research and Extension Center
University of California
Desert Research and Extension Center

Winter Visitor Program

 

The 2019 dates are now available!

2019 Farm Smart Veggie Express tour

2019 Farm Smart Breakfast on the Farm tour

2019 Farm Smart Dinner on the Farm Tour 

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

FARM SMART tours offer a unique experience covering agriculture in Imperial Valley.  The tours take place in January and February and showcase research being done at UC Desert Research and Extension Center.  Tours include pick-your-own fresh produce, prizes, and ice cream! Contact scwills@ucanr.edu for more information.

Tour Information:

Veggie Express Tours (multiple dates available):

$25/person (cash only)

Registration: 9:00am PST

Tour: 9:30AM-12:30PM

**PST is one hour behind Yuma, AZ**

 

Breakfast on the Farm:

$35/person (cash only)

Registration: 8:00AM PST

Tour: 8:30AM-12:00PM

 

Dinner on the Farm:

$50 per person or $90 per couple (cash only)

Registration: 3:30PM PST

Tour: 4:00PM-8:00PM

 

Please note the tours are CASH ONLY, no credit cards or checks (prices above). Coffee and popcorn are provided during registration. Please bring cash and be aware that your shoes may get muddy! Small sturdy pocket knives are allowed for extra assistance in the field.  FARM SMART staff will have harvesting knives and will be able to assist you.  Be ready to sign a liability waiver and BE READY TO HAVE FUN!!!

Contact info: Phone: 760-356-3067 Cell: 760-791-0261 Email: scwills@ucanr.edu

We are located at 1004 Holton Road, Holtville, CA 92250.

Directions:

From East/West: Travel on I-8 to Exit 120 (Bowker Road). Turn north and travel 2 miles to Evan Hewes Hwy. Turn right (east) and go 1.5 miles to Meloland Road. Turn left (north). You'll see our marquee and a large blue welcome flag. On Holton Road, parking will be on your left (north side)

 From North: Travel on 86S toward Brawley/El Centro. Turn left on CA-78. Continue onto CA-111 South. Turn left (east) on E. Evan Hewes and travel for 3 miles to  Meloland Road.  Turn left (north) and take the first crossroad (Holton Rd). You'll see our marquee and a large blue welcome flag. On Holton Road, parking will be on your left (north side)

Thank you and we will see you soon!

Click here for Directions from Yuma

Click Here for Directions from San Diego

 

 

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